Hybrid Advisor Platform Press Release

Birmingham, AL / Gainesville, FL – September 26, 2008 – TradePMR and Sterne Agee Financial Services (SAFS) announce a new Hybrid Advisor platform designed to give Registered Investment Advisors (RIA) the freedom to serve commission and fee-based clients with no proprietary pressure either way.

The new platform offers RIAs all the advantages of a full-service firm, with expertise in retail and institutional brokerage; investment banking and underwriting; secondary trading of corporate, municipal, and government securities; and market making in over-the-counter stocks.

About TradePMR

TradePMR is a privately held brokerage firm (Member FINRA/SIPC) located in Gainesville, Florida. Since 1999, it has been a leading provider of Brokerage and Custody services to Independent Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) and their clients by providing an integrated web-based workstation that enables RIAs to run their practices more efficiently and effectively. TradePMR Brokerage and Custody Services for Registered Investment Advisors

About Sterne Agee

Founded in 1901, Sterne Agee is one of the oldest and largest privately owned brokerage firms in the country. Sterne Agee Financial Services is a subsidiary of Sterne Agee Group, Inc. and is a registered Broker-Dealer, providing investment services through independent